Originally Posted by opalescent
Aw, hon, I'm pretty sure no one wants to yell at you.
But... you do know the popular definition of insanity?
It's doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.
Unless the people in your life suddenly become not themselves, it will be the same. Things will be ok for a while, then they won't be ok, then there will be tension and fighting, then there will be a breakup.
I gently suggest don't rinse and repeat.
(People can change and become different, find ways to deal with their stuff. But it's hard and takes commitment and time.)
Great post. I shrug anymore when I see people confusing what they want for what they need. Which seems to be at the root of much of the world's misery. Maybe it's not insanity, but instead an endless optimism bias that somehow, someway - things will be better tomorrow.